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Photon file manager
pfm [-h height[%]] [-S i|m|n] [-s server] [-w width[%]] [-x position[%][r]] [-y position[%][r]]
- -h height[%]
- The height of the window, in pixels, or as a percentage of the screen height if % is specified.
- The initial state of the main window (iconified, maximized, or normal).
- -s server_name
- The name of the Photon server:
If server_name is: This server is used: node_path node_path/dev/photon fullpath fullpath relative_path /dev/relative_path
- -w width[%]
- The width of the window, in pixels, or as a percentage of the screen width if % is specified.
- -x position[%][r]
- The x coordinate of the upper-left corner of the window, in pixels, or as a percentage of screen width if % is specified. If r is specified, the coordinate is relative to the current console.
- -y position[%][r]
- The y coordinate of the upper-left corner of the window, in pixels, or as a percentage of screen height if % is specified. If r is specified, the coordinate is relative to the current console.
The pfm utility starts a graphical file manager that lets you browse directories and files, create and edit files, and so on.
The Photon file manager represents files and folders graphically. Double-click on a folder to open it and display its contents. Double-click on a file to open it in an associated application (if an association exists). The file manager also supports drag-and-drop operations -- for example, you can drag a file to a folder to move it there. You can right-click on a file or folder to view a shortcut menu, which contains a subset of the commands that are listed below.
You can quickly jump to an item in a long list by typing in the first few letters of the file or directory name.
|Create a new file||F3|
|Create a new folder||F4|
|Open a new file-manager window||Ctrl-N|
|Open a selected folder||Enter|
|Open a selected folder in a new file-manager window||Ctrl-Enter|
|View a selected file*|
|Edit a selected file*||Ctrl-E|
|Open a selected file with a specific application||Shift-Enter|
|Open a pterm window with the path set to the current directory||Ctrl-T|
|Refresh the file list||F5|
|Print the current file||Ctrl-P|
|Print the current directory listing|
|View or change a file's properties, including its size, owner, read/write/execute permissions, and access mode.||F9|
|Close the Photon file manager||Alt-X|
* You can view or edit only file types that are associated with an application. Use thecommand to add or change file-type associations.
|Cut the selected file or folder and put it in the Photon clipboard||Ctrl-X|
|Copy the selected file or folder to the Photon clipboard||Ctrl-C|
|Paste a folder or file from the Photon clipboard into the current directory||Ctrl-V|
|Delete the currently selected file or folder||Delete|
|Rename the currently selected file or folder||F2|
|Copy a file or folder to a defined bookmark location or a location that you specify|
|Select all files and folders in the current directory||Ctrl-A|
|Select all files or folders in the current directory that match a defined pattern||Ctrl-S|
|Unselect all selected files and folders||Ctrl-U|
|Unselect all selected files and folders based on a defined pattern|
|Invert the current selection--that is, selected files are unselected, and unselected files are selected||Ctrl-I|
|View or edit file-manager preferences, including whether to hide system files, font, and prompt behavior. See Setting pfm Preferences below.||F10|
|View or edit the associations between file types and applications. These definitions determine whether you can view or open a file from within file manager.||F11|
|View the last directory listing viewed||Alt-<--|
|View the next directory listing viewed (only available after you've used the back command)||Alt--->|
|Move up one level in the directory tree||Backspace|
|View the home directory for the current user||F6|
|Add the current directory to the bookmark list||Ctrl-D|
|Remove the current directory from the bookmark list||Ctrl-R|
|View a bookmarked directory|
You can set pfm preferences by selecting. Use the Preferences dialog to configure the following settings:
|Filelist Options||These settings allow you to show or hide system files that begin with a period ("dot" files), and list folders before files regardless of alphabetical order.|
|Filename Encoding||These settings specify how pfm displays non-UTF8 encoded file names.|
|Filelist Font and Hotlist Font||These settings specify the font, style, and size to use in the file list and the bookmarks (hotlist).|
|KeyFind Timeout||This setting specifies the maximum time in milliseconds between keystrokes before the find by typing feature resets itself. Set to 0 to disable reset.|
|Copy/Move Overwrite and Delete||These settings configure whether pfm prompts you before copying, moving, or deleting files.|
Run PFM using Photon server on node my_node:
Run PFM at initial position (10,10) with an initial dimension of 200*300:
pfm -x10 -y10 -h200 -w300
"Browsing files with the File Manager" in the Using the Photon microGUI chapter of the Neutrino User's Guide